Unequal City: London in the Global Arena / Edition 1

Unequal City: London in the Global Arena / Edition 1

by Chris Hamnett
     
 

Unequal City examines some of the dramatic economic and social changes that have taken place in London over the last forty years. It describes how London's changing industrial structure,
particularly the shift from an industrial to a services-based city, and the associated changes in occupational class structure and in the structure of earnings andSee more details below

Overview

Unequal City examines some of the dramatic economic and social changes that have taken place in London over the last forty years. It describes how London's changing industrial structure,
particularly the shift from an industrial to a services-based city, and the associated changes in occupational class structure and in the structure of earnings and incomes, have worked through to the housing market and the gentrification of large parts of inner London.

Unequal City relates to the literature on global cities. The book has a wide sweep and summarises a wide range of literature on occupational and industrial change, earnings and incomes and the housing market and gentrification. It provides a wealth of original data, figures, maps and tables and will be a valuable reference for anyone interested in the changes that have reshaped the social structure of London in recent decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415317313
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: the remaking of London1
2The economy of London: from industrial to post-industrial city21
3The transformation of London's occupational structure and the rise of the new middle class48
4Widening inequality: earnings and incomes72
5Multi-ethnic London: migration, race and ethnicity103
6The transformation of the housing market128
7Gentrification and the middle-class remaking of Inner London159
8Deprivation, social exclusion and its consequences188
9Remaking the landscape: from industrial to post-industrial city211
Bibliography249
Index281

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